Micro blogging channel Twitter has introduced a brand new feature to the iOS version of its app, that is, Bing Translate that is powered by the folks over at Microsoft. The app will now have the capabilities to be able to figure out a tweet that has been posted in a different language from the existing default, where users will then be prompted to click for a subsequent translation. Of course, as with any machine translation option that we have in the market at the moment, it does not work as well as a human interpreter who knows all of the nuances and different contexts available.
Bing Translate does seem to be able to do its part in maintaining the context, but when it comes to the wording choices, those are not necessarily the most accurate all the time. Then again, one would have to make some leeway considering how this product is relatively new to the scene, so with some tweaking down the road, things do seem as though they will change for the better.
Twitter worked with Microsoft first in order to introduce Bing Translate to its Windows Phone app, but it does seem to bode them well to see this feature appear on the iOS platform in order to deliver a whole lot more exposure for the growing service.
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